Category Archives: Amazing Stories

Grizel Cochrane’s Ride

It was late in the 17th century at Edinburgh, Scotland that the following story is based on. The Stuarts were struggling to keep their line on the throne despite opposition from every side and was soon to end with the … Continue reading

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Grizel Cochrane’s Ride

Part Two      “Thou art a true hero,” she said, rubbing his nose with the experienced touch of a horsewoman; “and I’ll give thee a chance tonight to show that thou art as loyal as ever.” Her hands were cold … Continue reading

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Ulalumé

     Poems by Edgar Allan Poe tended toward the genre of most of his popular fiction- that of the haunted, solemn, morose and insane. Ulalume is one which seems to keep to a lilt more in the light-hearted spirit of … Continue reading

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Gracious Glen Eyrie

This past weekend I went on an excursion which included Glen Eyrie Castle in Colorado Springs in the itinerary. I’ve wanted to visit this castle for decades now and so have fulfilled a long time wanderlust urge. I’ve been to … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast

retold by Madame Leprince de Beaumont as the original version Once upon a time there was a rich merchant who had six children-three boys and three girls and his daughters were very beautiful but the youngest was admired the most. … Continue reading

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Cutting Remarks at a Tea Party?

(or, Syntax is Everything) “Your hair wants cutting,” said the Hatter. He had been looking at Alice for some time with great curiosity, and this was his first speech. “You should learn not to make personal remarks,” Alice said with … Continue reading

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A Miraculous Birth

Christmas was begun with the birth of a baby into a Jewish family. The child was born in a stable. There could’ve been no humbler beginning. The child became a man who changed the world forever. Two candles start the … Continue reading

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Florinda and Yoringal

A Bros. Grimm fairy tale has typical elements of castles, witches and magic spells but quite a few, in the original German, were much darker and gruesome than would have been considered appropriate for children in the past or even … Continue reading

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The Story of Saint David

I have been celebrating this day with a wonderful group of people who comprise the Colorado Welsh Society. Most of the Welsh Festivals involve songs, traditional hymns and folk songs, dancing and always wonderful traditional food. If you have never … Continue reading

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Earth: The Undefended Fortress

Imagine this…. The earth started out as a round land mass with one very large continent. The ocean surrounded the continent like a moat. Comets are like siege missiles hurled by an unknown enemy. Over the centuries comets and the … Continue reading

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